Employees working 30 hours or more per week and their dependents are eligible for benefits on their first date worked.
Eligible dependents include your legal spouse and children up to age 26.
The choices you make when you first become eligible remain in effect for the remainder of the plan year. Once you are enrolled, you must wait until the next open enrollment period to change your benefits or add or remove coverage for dependents, unless you have a qualified change in family status as defined by the IRS.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Marriage, divorce, or legal separation
- Birth or adoption of a child
- Change in your work status that affects your benefits
- Change in eligibility for Medicaid or Medicare
Note: You have 30 days from the life event date to make changes to your coverage.